To exploit the unpatched Windows machines, the hacker has been using a penetration testing tool, called Metasploit, which security researchers released in September to help organizations check whether they were vulnerable to the BlueKeep flaw. The same tool is also a double-edge sword since a hacker can use it too. Fortunately, the Metasploit module has no automatic targeting functions built in to abuse BlueKeep; instead the user has to manually specify the target. … [Read more...] about BlueKeep Flaw in Old Windows PCs Exploited to Mine Cryptocurrency
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Businesses also need to be on guard for unauthorized mining. Check Point has seen cases where cryptocurrency miners were found installed on cloud servers used by corporations. Due to the mining, which can sap computing resources, the businesses were forced to pay "hundreds of thousands of dollars" to the cloud server providers, Check Point said. … [Read more...] about Browser-Based Cryptocurrency Mining Sees Big Dip
The CPU: Intel Pentium G4400 SkyLake LGA 1151Since you don’t need a very powerful CPU, you can build a fairly inexpensive mining PC with the TB250-BTC and a G4400. It’s a dual core LGA 1151 CPU. Although it’s a step below an i3 dual core CPU, the G4400 is a fantastic value. Especially since Ethereum mining won’t yield a huge payoff, you’ll want to keep the price of your build low. The G4400 performs well enough for its purpose here. Ethereum mining is not CPU intensive, so it’s best to stick with a barebones CPU. You may consider the i3-6100T as well. It delivers slightly more performance than the G4400 albeit at a more than twice the cost. … [Read more...] about What’s the Best Computer to Mine Ethereum?
Putting the Cryptocurrency House in OrderGoogle is right to crack down on developers hiding crypto mining scripts in Chrome extensions. It’s underhanded, and shouldn’t be tolerated. Especially when Bitcoin et al are still such a fledgling industry that we need podcasts explaining crypto. … [Read more...] about Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Chrome Extensions
The Bitcoin Genesis StoryThe Bitcoin Satoshi Nakamoto mined on January 3, 2009 has come to be known as the Genesis Block or Block 0. It contains 50 Bitcoins which at the time were worthless, but which would now be worth over $700,000. This was the start of the cryptocurrency revolution still happening. … [Read more...] about The First Bitcoin Was Mined 9 Years Ago Today